// load a single instance def b = Book.load(1) String title = b.title ... // delete an instance without retrieving it Book.load(1).delete()
Returns a proxy instance of the domain class for the given identifier.
load usually returns a proxy for the instance which is initialized on-demand, when a method other than
getId() is invoked.
load() only returns
null if the provided id is
null, so you cannot use it to test for existence. If you provide an id for an instance that doesn’t exist, a proxy will be returned and an exception will be thrown only when you call any instance method other than
If there is an existing instance with the same id in the Hibernate session or 2nd-level cache, load() will return that non-proxy instance instead of a proxy.
id- The id of the object to retrieve